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A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and democratic capitalism seems to be failing to deliver for many citizens. What needs to be done to give people more security and a greater say in their political and economic future?
Around the world people are demanding their governments do more to raise their living standards, and improve their education, healthcare and job prospects. And yet policymakers are struggling to find the answers to the discontent under conditions of anaemic growth.
At the RSA, Dambisa Moyo offers a set of radical proposals to meet our current economic and political challenges.
What is required, she argues, is a fundamental retooling of liberal democracy, making it better able to address the range of headwinds that the global economy faces – from technological innovation to demographic shifts, from natural resource scarcity to declining productivity - and to reignite growth.
Reprogramming the Future
Our entire social system is in urgent need of renewal. Across the political spectrum we need to develop a much clearer account of how we reform and revitalise the three foundations of a liberal society – the state, the market and civil society – while recognising how these systems interact.
The RSA and the University of Bath are partnering on a series of essays and events to interrogate the choices ahead, if we are to design a progressive modern agenda that responds to the rapid changes that have swept through society - and delivers for the common good.
Read Matthew Taylor’s essay “Reprogramming the Future”